Motivational Personal Development Self Growth

Living consciously

“Would you bring into your life more power? Get the power consciousness; more health? Get the health consciousness; more happiness? Get the happiness consciousness”. Live the spirit of these things until they become yours by right. It will then become impossible to keep them away from you. Our consciousness has a direct bearing on what our moods and the kind of life we are leading. When you become conscious about a situation it does usually come to pass. Living consciously is one of the powerful ways to achieving your life’s purposes.

The power of consciousness
Consciousness is a powerful tool and this powerful tool lies within each one of us. The power of consciousness cannot be measured. It is immense. It all starts with the mind. When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvelous. But such results cannot be secured without proper application, diligence and concentration.  Abundance, therefore, depends upon recognition of the laws of Abundance, and the fact that Mind is not only the creator, but the only creator of all there is. The whole world is on the eve of a new consciousness, a new power and a new realization of the resources within itself.

Day by day as you go on and on with your life, as you gain momentum, as your inspiration deepens, as your plans crystallize, as you gain understanding, you will come to realize that this world is no dead pile of stones and timber, but that it is a living thing! It is made up of the beating hearts of humanity. It is a thing of life and beauty. Your mind is creative, and conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the result of your habitual or predominant mental attitude.

If your mind is predominantly saying you are sick the body will succumb and sickness will creep in. if your mind is on the positive side be rest assured that you will attract positive results. Having a positive mind set is a sure way of achieving your desired purpose in life.

The attitude of your mind depends on what you predominantly harbour as thoughts. All possession is based on consciousness. All gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness. All loss is the result of a Scattering consciousness.

The benefits of living consciously

Look here, there are many benefits of living consciously and I would recommend and encourage you to start living consciously of what you want to become in your life. Start today and see what results you will yield in the next few months. I believe that all great achievers have been living consciously of their achievements long before the even achieved much. When you live consciously you attract that which you are conscious of.

To effectively benefit from living consciously you need to have a devised a life’s purpose and plan. Without which you will have no direction. You need to ask yourself what it that you want changed in this world. How can you help change it? These are tough questions and there is no correct or wrong answer but they have to be answered by you and I. surely there is something within you that can help change the world for the better. There is something that you dislike, something that you see is wrong, well stop complaining and do something about it. To this effect we must be weary and alive to what we feed our conscious mind. Remember the bible tells us “that out of the abundance of the heart the month speaks”.

When you live consciously you are generally a happy, fulfilled and confident person. Yes you will across negative things brush them aside. Do you realize that even in a heated conversation there are positive things that come out? I have found and realized that you can actually pickup encouraging words even from an argument. Forget all the negative things that happen to you and concentrate on the positive ones.

There is a story of a man who was carrying to luggage’s one big one in front and one very small one at the back. When asked what was in the luggage he answered that the one in front contains all the good words and things that have happened to him and the one behind is where he puts all the bad things and words that are said to him. He went on to say that in fact the bag behind is actually torn at the bottom so that every time he throws the bad things they straight away are thrown to the ground. Imagine having to carry all the good things that have happened to you.

I know that some of you reading this article have gone throw trying moments, take heart my friend there is always someone with more problems than you. Thank your creator at least you are still alive.

There many benefits to living consciously. The only encouragement I can give you is, try to be conscious of the things you want to become. When you are conscious to them you attract them to you and you are alive to them. Imagine yourself being that leader you want to become and start living like a leader, imagine yourself being that preacher and live like one in other words your consciousness determines your destiny and your daily life. Live consciously and remember to always “standout tall and be counted”.

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Motivational Personal Development

The power of thought

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” – Anatole France.


God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer


Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants” – Horace.


Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present” – Unkonwn


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.


“Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives”.  – Newell D. Hillis.

As a man thinketh so is he in his heart“. You are what you think. If you can think it in your mind then you can be it. There is power in what you think. Do not let other people’s opinions about you, bog you down. We all have different opinions about different people that is just the way it is. Think positively about your self and your life. Speak positive things about yourself no matter what you are going through.

In order to build a healthy and positive thinking process identify your negative thoughts and list them down. Then to each of them identify counter positive thoughts and write them down. Then, every time you engage in negative thinking quickly substitute them with the positive ones. Try this for 21 Days and see if does not become a habit.

I was recently declared redundant by my employers without being psychologically counseled. Off course like any other human being I was demoralized and had no idea what to do next. What has helped me over the fear of being unemployed is my positive thought pattern. I now tell myself that this is an opportunity for me to do what has always been the desire of my heart since I have much more time to myself. So far so good and I do not intend to look for a job any more am now my own BOSS how fantastic.

When you begin to think and grow rich you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work. Therefore, you ought to be interested in how to acquire that state of mind which will attract riches” ~ Excerpt from the book Think and Grow Rich. I encourage you to download this life changing book for free click on the link below.

Watch your thoughts

Watch your thoughts, they become words, watch your words, they become actions, watch your actions, they become habits, watch your habits, they become character, watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ~ rightly phrased by Frank Outlaw. I have revisited the topic The Power of Thought perhaps it is one of the most important, in the quest for personal development. I believe that you are what you are because of the thoughts you harbour. Everything we do starts up in thoughts before being translated into words and actions.

Our thoughts are responsible for our actions. If we are to list down actions that are not thought invoked the list would be very short if any as opposed to thought invoked actions. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thoughts and behaviour

With the exception of automatic reactions or repetitive acts, behaviour tends to find its root in the preceding thoughts. Everyone is in charge of their own thoughts. Everybody can harbour, reduce or reject their thoughts. When you are governing your thoughts you are building up your own happiness. In order to avoid adverse thinking, choose a life style that is guided by universal principles and values such as honesty, justice, responsibility, truthfulness, integrity and respect for others. Ultimately our thoughts dictate our behaviour. If you wake up thinking negatively even your attitude will be negative. If your thinking is positive even your attitude is positive.

Nature your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think” ~ Benjamin Disraeli. Positive thinking is an excellent option in order to preserve mental health and to reach your intended goals. The mind has exactly the same power as the hands not merely to grasp the world but to change it. Your thoughts can help change the world. Stop being negative in your thoughts, think positively.

How to think positively

Our life is what our thoughts make it” ~ Marcus Aurelius. Healthy and optimistic thinking helps:-

– maintain a balance in social interactions
– increase general personal performance e.g. school & work
– helps to block anxiety
– increase self-esteem
– strengthens the immune system
– creates good mood

  • Learn how to think positively –  I have devised a method to help think positively. I hope you find it helpful and beneficial. To reject negative thoughts and replace them with alternative positive options is a good way to a positive thinking life style. Remember positive thinking must be an ongoing permanent style of mental activity.
  • Think positively about your self – Accept your limitations and do something to improve them. Do not forget to underline your values and abilities. Stop and reject negative thoughts about yourself.
  • Think positively about the past – it cannot be changed. The maxim “yesterday is history” holds water in this case. Accept the past even though it may have unpleasant events. Do not blame the past for your current situation. And as far as past positive events, remember them and enjoy them. Never get obsessed with a disagreeable passed. Your attitude will improve and turn positive.
  • Think positively about your future – your attitude today has a direct effect and bearing on your future events. When you think with confidence and hope about tomorrow, you are increasing the probability of a much successful future.
  • Think positively about people – we are all not perfect, but there are lots of good things about each one of us. Do not grow suspicious of the other people. Trust them and respect them. Make efforts to feel affection towards other people. Try and understand their problems. Help them and you will see how your attitude becomes better.


The topic “power of thought” is a much deep one. I believe that it is one of the core subjects to improving your personal development and needs a lot of study and understanding. The above article is just but a scratch on this very important and cardinal subject. Thinking positive is the best start to improving your personal development skills.

Stay focused and remember in whatever you do make sure you “standout tall and be counted“.

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